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3 weeks not exercising - no weight gain but major loss of running condition
7/24/2014 2:59:58 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Before my exams I pretty much able to run a 5 k three times a week. I was already starting to train for speed and once a week I went on longer runs. B...  Read more


I love tennis!
7/22/2014 12:20:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Kyle & I played tennis for the first time this weekend and it was so much fun! Even though he kicked my butt, it was great to get out and exercise. I...  Read more


Week 4 Done!
7/22/2014 11:20:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So almost a month now of tracking my food and for the most part I'm sticking with the program. I'm really surprised by how well I've been eating. Sure...  Read more


Happy Birthday to Me!!!!
7/19/2014 5:54:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I turn another year older and another year wiser!!! I am working to get to where I want to be and I know that it doesn't happen overnight but...  Read more


January Jumpstart Challenge Halftime
7/18/2014 12:20:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is officially the end of the second week for the January Jumpstart Challenge. I went to the gym to do some extra cardio since working out at hom...  Read more


my mum
7/17/2014 9:12:49 AM,  0 COMMENTS

For a long time, ever since I am 18, I said to myself my mum was not much of an emotional person. But she was a physician and as I was convinced a goo...  Read more


Want vs Need
7/16/2014 3:19:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am losing weight!!! S-l-o-w-e-l-y.....but hey I'm losing! I work my butt off and try to watch my intake of calories and I don't think I am doing t...  Read more


A fresh start!
7/15/2014 2:38:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After a break from sparking, I'm finally back! So much has changed within the past couple months, so allow me to fill you in :) 1) I GOT MARRIED!...  Read more


Loss of control
7/15/2014 11:46:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So yesterday I had my first binge since starting to track my food. I actually went and stole my roommates leftover backed potatoes. Literally stuffed...  Read more


Week 3 Done!
7/14/2014 5:38:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I've consistently looked in to SP for 21 days now. Isn't there a saying that you form a habit after three weeks or something? In any case, as far as n...  Read more


7/10/2014 3:27:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am just disgusted with myself. I gained a lot of weight back,I could blame it on stress. But I know I have been slacking with my exercise and late n...  Read more


Not A Good Day BUT!
7/10/2014 9:20:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, today is not so good. I feel depressed and achy. So far I haven't done much except lie in bed. Well, I did the quick 9 minute video for the Offici...  Read more


looking at things from a different angle
7/9/2014 7:17:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hi all you brave Sparkies, living in Germany, I tend to use metric measurements for everything, which means I view weight loss or gain in kilos. As...  Read more


Week 2 Done! Patience is the key.
7/8/2014 1:20:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So my second week is over and done with. Unfortunately, the scale has barely budged. I know that this is normal. I could be building muscles or just l...  Read more


The sweet successes of summer 2014
7/5/2014 10:53:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I haven't weighed this in decades - I am 167-1/2 pounds on my super-accurate (even when I wish it would cheat) digital scale. I feel better and look b...  Read more


Low-Key and OK with it.
7/5/2014 12:05:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Lucky for me that my social circle has become quite small. There was no picnic, no bbq, no party: no issues with being surrounded by unhealthy food in...  Read more


On hols in Salzburg/ Austria. Part 2
7/4/2014 3:59:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Made our way over to Berchtesgaden / Germany. Went up to the a Eagles Nest. Breathtaking views but to many people around, doing the same thing we did....  Read more


Vacation time!
7/4/2014 10:14:42 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have a new job, which is great, and two weeks of free time ahead, which is, too. I ate pretty unplanned during the last weeks because the job c...  Read more


On hols in Salzburg/Austria
7/3/2014 3:43:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We arrived in Salzburg today, beautiful town. I thought I might loose my activity streak. But.....didn't we do I wrong turn and believe it or not I...  Read more


Still alive
7/3/2014 9:40:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Just wanted to pop in quickly and say I'm still around. But very round. I've really been neglecting myself (and Spark) in the past week or so, and t...  Read more


Another Race - Doing it Right
7/3/2014 4:31:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night I ran a 4.8km race and got even faster! Not by much which doesn't matter because every second counts. And - even better - MUCH MUCH MUCH be...  Read more


Time to renew my future
7/3/2014 3:49:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

so here I am a full 10 lbs heavier than I want to be. It has been slowly creeping on and all the stress in my life is allowing to stay on and continu...  Read more


Motivational Challenge! Help!
7/1/2014 2:10:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Just on the heels of my successful first week, I'm facing the first challenge for my determination. I had a bad day. Things at university aren't going...  Read more


GI problems are so ambiguous to diagnose!
7/1/2014 11:44:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My oldest daughter has been having GI distress (abdominal pain, nausea) for nearly a year now, and it is wrecking havoc in our family. It's hard to g...  Read more


To Track or Not To Track
6/30/2014 2:22:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

In the past, I have been consistently tracking my food for weeks and even months at a time only to struggle keeping up with it at some point. That usu...  Read more


Week 1 Success
6/30/2014 12:41:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The first week went rather well. I tracked my food every day and stayed within the lower region of my calorie range without going hungry. As a result...  Read more


6/28/2014 4:07:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Oh, my goodness. . . I haven't been on here in eons. How the heck have you guys been doing? I'm doing quite well. Can't sleep wort...  Read more


Before Picture a.k.a. The Now Picture
6/28/2014 3:50:13 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Inspired by the many success stories here at SP, I decided to take Before Pictures today. This task, however, was more than just a little bit daunting...  Read more


Back Again!
6/27/2014 4:30:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just noticed that my last blog on this page back in 2011 was titled 'I reached a healthy BMI'. Well, suffice is to say this is not true anymore. I'm...  Read more


gib mir halt
6/27/2014 3:42:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Lange habe ich gerätzelt was es ist, dass ich so dringend vermisse. Ich suche nach Halt und nirgends kann ich ihn finden. Das also erhoffe ich mir von...  Read more


Bike tour in Slovenia (pictures) - burn calories like a train...
6/26/2014 5:34:52 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Last weekend we had a 4 day holiday in Austria, and we visited a friend in Prevalje, Slovenia, near the Drava river. We had been there last year with...  Read more


Weigh In Wednesday!
6/25/2014 8:16:30 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It is the day of judgement! After all the sweat, sore muscles, thinking I am starving days, the intake of water and more is weigh in...  Read more


There is a question at the end of this blog.
6/23/2014 11:31:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Coming back to work after a week off isn’t easy. Getting out of bed at 4:45, getting dressed, walking the dog, driving in – all took extra time today...  Read more


Catching up
6/22/2014 8:45:13 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Wowie zowie! I've been out of touch for about a week now and it has felt really strange. I'm glad to be back in the swing of things. I need to read bu...  Read more


Following through
6/21/2014 3:38:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Holy cow. My last blog post keeps getting such encouraging messages. It took me a few days to realize I had been chosen as a "Featured Blog Post" and...  Read more


6/18/2014 1:07:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Fell off that darn wagon, but have picked up myself and am dusting myself off. Time to pull up the boot straps and get back to feeling good about mys...  Read more


shoulder pain
6/17/2014 10:20:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

why is my right shoulder hurting? I wish I could figure this out. Guess I am just going to have to tell the orthopedic this when I go next week. an...  Read more


Scale Moving Slow; Pictures Prove Progress
6/16/2014 2:48:38 PM,  76 COMMENTS

I remain consistent: moving a lot; eating well; focusing on health and accomplishment. But sometimes it IS tough to be consistent when the scale is on...  Read more


First 5k
6/15/2014 4:11:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

That's me on the right side with my BFF :D I am so proud, I can't even tell you how much this means to me. I was teased in school because...  Read more


Tracking with fitbit
6/13/2014 2:32:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My friends bought me a Fitbit One for my birthday. I was eyeing it since Wil Wheaton talked about it on his Twitter. I love it. I'm all for gamific...  Read more


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